Donetsk, Jan 20 - DAN. Experts of the interdepartmental commission on the search for missing persons plan to exhume war victims remains from suspected mass graves in Donetsk, Yasinovataya, Amvrosiyevsky District and the Saur Mogila Hill area, DPR ombudswoman Darya Morozova who chairs the Commission told the Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.
“We’ve made preliminary plans for exhumations in the villages of Marinovka and Stepanovka (next to Saur-Mogila), in Donetsk, Yasinovataya outskirts and the Amvrosiyevsky district,” Morozova said in response to the question about the locations where disinterment works would be carried out this year.
Last summer, the DPR and the LPR set up an inter-departmental commission and a working group to step up the search for missing persons. They include representatives of the Republics’ leadership, law-enforcement bodies and expert community. The commissions were tasked with organizing the search for missing persons, composing a register of the missing, gathering information on them, creating a database of the missing and deceased and their relatives, and coordinating exhumation efforts, identification of bodies and handing them over to relatives.
In the DPR, the first remains were exhumed in Snezhnoye’s Ovsyanoe cemetery on August 19. The Commission then searched for burial sites in Debaltsevo in Khartszysk where 51 bodies were later uneathed.*jk